Artist: Nancy Cohen
Material: Paper, wire, aluminum, wood
Location: Ross/Woodward School interior. 185 Barnes Avenue.
Described by the artist as a spirited installation piece that provides "visual food for thought [which] reinforces a central lesson of the best of schools," Going Places Skyway to Wow! exists in two parts, attached hanging from the atrium ceiling of the new school's atrium.
Cohen designed her work to parallel the curving interior walls and the steel wave of the entryway, laying out track that captures the viewer's attention with movement and the use of rich primary colors. The aluminum and wood armatures of wheels, hoops and cloud-like forms were constructed in the artist's Jersey City studio, then covered in handmade papers produced by the Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City.
One of the discoveries students will find in the artwork is the insertion of different types of papers (graphic, notebook and construction) which Cohen hopes will keep viewers engaged. There are multiple angles from which to view the works, each presenting new visual compositions.